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israeli shelling reportedly kills eight palestinians only hours after a humanitarian ceasefire with hamas comes into force. ladies new sanctions against russia targeting banks oil and defense come into play with the country's biggest bank also blacklisted by the bloc. lawlessness and mayhem c.e.u. governments and the us evacuating citizens from libya's radicals declare an islamic emirate in the country. the u.s. considers its largest ever shipment of hellfire missiles to the iraqi government that has lost control of vast oil fields to god it's.
one pm in moscow good to have you with us and our to international our top story and urgently needed cease fire with hamas has been breached as israeli shelling reportedly kills eight palestinians only hours into the truce the pause it was announced in a joint statement by the united nations and the u.s. state department negotiated the break in fighting we're going to get an a live update from marty's palos leader a little later in the bulletin but first it's the third major israeli operation in recent years two thousand and six operation summer rain lasted for five months and resulted in hundreds of deaths two years later the cast lead offensive claimed more than one thousand palestinian lives the current operation protective edge has exceeded that the number of those killed now more than fourteen hundred at the same time israel has lost sixty one soldiers and three civilians during almost four weeks of fighting the conflict has left few untouched but its civilian deaths that have shocked the world the most. sixteen year old farrah baker an average
palestinian teenager who's already undergone three offenses she chose twitter to share her nightmares it had become a daily reality posting personal photos videos and commentary of everything she and her family are undergoing her sincerity has brought thousands of followers and her twitter feed went viral and picked up by the media we spoke with her father a surgeon. this is not a war this is a must not a war is something that is the perfect between two equal almost equal forces that civilians the children the women that are injured that there would be demolished bodies this is something horrible i don't i don't imagine how that amidst this thing to continue people come with severe injuries with diminished bodies torn apart of them totally burned but these people would come with. hoods or. limbs because of the homes that for on them we saw in many many cases with the severe
injuries but what's most makes you very sad when you see a child who's lost his mother as a brother is as a brother is his body is disabled he can live but will live with this the whole ticket will with him we have. to leave this is one case she's lying still. in the department she lost a number of millions she's but allies i have a friend over the last three three but i was. ten totally of his funds i mean he just went to. bring the most and he came back and. it's weird to diminish his house totally israel says it's trying to limit civilian casualties but how moss is making that impossible as what paul herson from the israeli foreign ministry told us earlier we are doing everything we possibly can to to limit and to. restrict the civilian casualties in very difficult
circumstances you this is precisely the reason why we did not want to be in this conflict in the first place we said so repeatedly loud and clear we also did through through quietly through the diplomatic channels quite would be answered with quiet it's a terrible terrible tragedy that's that's unfolding it before our eyes a response. dilute and the dual state overcome us will deliberately locating themselves in civilian neighborhoods in order to draw fire and they have abused the palestinian people and will be judged. by history for that. the actions of israel in gaza have been supported at a rally in paris near the israeli embassy at the same time hundreds also took to the streets of the french capital to denounce the offensive paris the scene of numerous pro israel and pro palestine rallies since the conflict started palestinians have also secured some radicals support isis militants announcing that
it's only a matter of time before their fighters join the battle against israel that still to come. but first five civilians killed nine wounded by shelling in eastern ukraine city of lugansk according to local authorities this adds to the dozens of victims in the last few days has been without power and water for many days and is running out of food dozens of civilians have also been killed. well. there.
it was. locals and some western ukraine regions are using the more diverse ways to raise money for the army is mineral water it's a label sporting a local coat of arms and falling bombs is called separate is tiers along with other merchandise like hearings in badges being sell a house sold to help fund the operation in the east planned to end a month ago it's quickly burning fuel government funds latest round of e.u. sanctions against russia over the ukraine crisis has come into force russia's largest bank among the institutions hit by the new regulations along with finance energy and defense sectors also targeted by the restrictions peter all over a ports. the full details have now come out about what the latest round of sanctions entailed what we're looking at is its targets three main sectors of the russian economy now in terms of the banking sector we've seen sanctions slapped on five of russia's biggest banks including the biggest spur bank which will stop them
from being able to sell bonds to european investors with regards to the energy sector what we're going to see is anybody who wants to provide equipment technology towards russia and they're going to have to get approval we're looking at things here like the continued exploration for oil in the arctic that could be affected by this and when it comes to defense well there is a ban on imports and exports of arms into russia however that isn't retroactive none of these are any deals that have gone on in the past any deals that have been agreed they'll all be fine and be allowed to progress but that's basically the brass tacks of what of what these latest sanctions and tell e.u. expert robert all things here a p an economic interests are clashing with a bar with a block of political goals. the european union's economy is very fragile at the moment and significant countries within the e.u. notably germany round of sixty billion pound euros worth of annual trade with
russia. they do not want to have that risk they are some sanctions that are being in place but of course they will not be stringent enough yet to make sure that fully complies with all the european union points but of course there's the greater geopolitical issue whether indeed russia should be doing what the united states and the european union should be doing. and some trouble european economies people don't want to bear austerity policy greek social workers choose to fight here from activists who come to protest after having lost their jobs. and the u.s. national security. c. stands for data protection specifically the financial data of its former chief into suspicions he could be turning up profit from the agency's secrets.
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a long long distance from roads to blow. up please. thanks for staying with us ten minutes past the hour some thirteen thousand filipinos being evacuated from libya after one of their citizens was beheaded there several e.u. states including france have pulled their nationals from the country the u.s. evacuated its embassy staff and recommend that all fellow americans do the same many experts say the security chaos in libya is showing that it's turning into a failed state thursday radical militants declared an islamic emirate in benghazi this followed days of fighting that ended with extremists overrunning a special forces base in the capital tripoli weeks of fighting between rival gangs have seen one hundred killed and four hundred wounded seven western nations have already shut their embassies in the country activist sue got shot in tells us why he thinks libya has descended into chaos ground was laid for the situation by nato
and its allied forces on the ground throughout twenty twenty eleven and former leader of libya moammar gadhafi made it very clear during twenty eleven that if you want to turn libya into a country with lawlessness and no central governance like somalia or afghanistan etc the nato and its allies are doing the right thing since october twenty levin when the foreman john maria there is no national government there is no national army or national police force it's plain for all to see that the nato project failed but that's to assume that nato who attended to bring any type of stability to libya they have been made to put you in this mess i'm going to remain putting you in this mess and such is the innocents in libya that libyan oil production is not even a third of what it was in the foreseeable future it looks highly unlikely they'll be any stability let alone democracy in libya the u.s. says is planning its largest ever shipment of hellfire missiles to iraq radicals
their control economically vital oil sites in the declared an islamic caliphate on the lands they control in the northwest of the country or he's out of stasis churkin it takes a look at our record size. hellfire missiles to the iraqi government from the u.s. is in the works the u.s. state department is reported to have approved and the pentagon is in the process of preparing to send over five thousand a.g.m. one fourteen type and our missiles and related parts to iraq the cost of this deal is estimated at a whopping seven hundred million dollars american aerospace giant lockheed martin is the prime contractor for the production and supply of these hellfire missiles this comes as the iraqi government continues the fight against isis the islamist militants al qaeda affiliated group who have been raging in the west and north of the country the iraq military is reported to have used up about three hundred hellfire missiles this june and a previous delivery of an additional eight hundred missiles had already been approved to be sent over by the end of this month so this latest large planned
shipment is in addition to the missiles that had already been sent over by the u.s. according to a pentagon press release on this issue the missile directly supports the government of iraq and serves the interests of the people of iraq in the united states it also says that iraq will use the hellfire missile to help improve iraq's security forces capability to support current ongoing ground operations we now know human rights groups have been critical of the use of missiles since they have reportedly been fired at residential neighborhoods and cities where isis has been present specifically human rights watch has called on the u.s. to not send weapons to iraq until baghdad acts in accordance with international law and r.t. new york state to look at what the u.s. is sending to iraq they'll fire a missile could be fired from air or a land primarily to be used against armor ground targets a guided system it's relatively easy to use if you go over four hundred fifty meters per second and this was at a price a single unit cost more than one hundred thousand dollars. there is potential
though for the iraqi army to have there's danger though for them to have such a powerful weapon it's a group that it's fighting formally known as isis declared any islamic caliphate in territories that it was controlled and there are possible sweeping advance the jihadists are taking advantage of the weaponry left behind by retreating government forces militants have already knew for the army seizing dozens of u.s. supplied how it serves they also a bit added four thousand machine guns to their armory plus fifteen hundred humvees that the iraqi army abandoned its fear that the hellfire missiles could end up in the hands of extremists as well and who are active as brian becker thinks that arms dealers are the ones who benefit most from the shipment its five thousand missiles these are important unishe and they could be have a devastating impact on the battlefield it's good for u.s. arms manufacturers and puts the u.s. back in a position of perhaps
a strategic significance in competition with iran with the central government in iraq will it change the equation on the battlefield we don't know that if we step back and look at what's really happened since two thousand and three the united states because of its military intervention in iraq fractured the country and fractured it along ethno sectarian lines and finance shiite militias that playing in sunni militias that financed the kurds the u.s. as a matter of policy for three years has funneled arms and weapons to arm the same so-called islamic extremists in syria and have now brack should serious the u.s. is trying to get back into iraq to have a decisive impact but it's a divide and rule in strategy that we've see it unfold in both syria and in iraq. militant group formerly known as isis that declared a caliphate in the northwest of the country say it's only a matter of time before they reach palast and to fight quote the barbaric jews the group notorious for its atrocities in iraq and syria captured key sunni cities and forced more than a million iraqis to flee and a right of former u.s.
army colonel says the islamic states involvement won't help the palestinians. gaza is pretty well surrounded on you know on all sides so that isis fighters themselves would be getting in there i'm not particularly i don't i don't know that that would happen however the pressure that can be put from other areas onto israel their support in lebanon and the other parts of syria to open up a another front on israel that is where i think israel would would be very concerned about we all ought to be outraged about what israel is doing isis is want to but they certainly don't help the cause of the palestinians because of what isis has done in syria and in iraq. online investigating an eight year old cold case in the u.k. launching a probe aiming to shed light on the death of former russian intelligence agent that's on line for you plus. twitter reports on how you can governor
a quest for user personal data with the u.s. topping the list read more on our. u.s. national security agency has another lawsuit on its hands this time over its refusal to disclose former director financial data so secrecy is like this is bush's you could be selling secrets or he's more important reports the agency that he wrote it and the meaning of privacy and indiscriminately peered into the lives of millions of citizens around the world is suddenly subscribing to protecting personal information but only if that person happens to be the former director of the national security agency keith alexander the n.s.a. work uses to release the financial disclosures of the four star general who according to reports is currently raking in some one million dollars a month for his cyber security consulting services this has raised ethical questions and concerns that the former spy chief may be selling high level security secrets and classified information for
a lucrative paycheck misusing. ossified information for profit is a federal felony critics say the only thing alexander has to offer potential clients is the state secrets he knows investigative journalist jason leopold is now suing the spy agency for the release of alexander's documents arguing they're being withheld unlawfully experts say alexander's financial disclosures can only be suppressed by the u.s. president this is just the latest in a string of lawsuits filed against the n.s.a. since former contractor edward snowden revealed the agency's global surveillance programs and while washington is still struggling to regain trust with americans and allies around the world the man who spearheaded the indiscriminate spy programs remains protected and profitable merino for niamh hartstein new york former cia officer ray mcgovern thinks that selling classified data is the only possible explanation of general alexander's supposedly huge profits just think that general
alexander would have anything in the way of innovative techniques or would he work in their lives but when he we come up with new ways to do their job no no no he would show his previous experience including classified information all show that he can route enrich himself you know in his defense and i'm being sarcastic here generals like like him four star generals only make two hundred twenty thousand dollars in retirement so clearly he needs to supplement his income but a million dollars a month sounds a little excessive. turning now to some other global headlines in taiwan at least twenty five people dead two hundred seventy six injured in a series of explosions believed to be caused by an underground gas leak in the sewage system eyewitnesses say dense fog forms over the streets early friday
morning before erupting into multiple blasts tearing up roads and flipping part cars firefighters searching for residents who might be buried under the rubble. argentina's president kirchner denying that her country is facing a financial default she stressed there are still opportunities for dialogue with international debt holders argentina's debt due to be paid at the end of july the country made a payment on one of its bonds but the u.s. judge ruling on the case blocked the deposit. at least nineteen people drowned off the south coast of pakistan after gathering for a beach celebration to mark the end of ramadan authorities say victims ignored warnings to stay out of the water due to powerful waves and currents one thousand bodies have been recovered from two separate beaches some people remain missing. victims of austerity in greece not going quietly many state sector employees most of them women have decided to fight for jobs they lost even if it means facing down police. spoke with some of the austerity activists. they've been
called a symbol of resistance. not. so aren't they they are ordinary women mostly aged between forty five and sixty who claimed that tax offices the ministry of finance and customs service up until september of last year when the ministerial decree so hundreds of them suspended and later fired. them and went with the job and work without suddenly our lives destroyed we had. to cry over a decision that will meet for us we'll stand up and fight these women staged protests and occasionally. the finance ministry demanding the government stop ruining lives with their austerity measures recently these demonstrations turned violent with some of them ended up in the hospital accusing riot police of beating them up. the cinema said but the police didn't want us there and they started
pushing us of ran with the shields the twisted my arm and they took my friend and stuff and the police car even amnesty international accused local cops of abusing their powers and violates in human rights but little has been done to bring those responsible to justice. this policy is part of the austerity measures agreed upon with our lenders our country can house six hundred seventy thousand public servants this will help our private sector which has been battered so many businesses have shut down and over one million private sector workers were made redundant sooner or later hundreds of thousands will have to depart from the public sector but that will create work for private business. this is where the cleaners are camped out every single day reminding the government that they're not going anywhere and informing the public of what they see as a great injustice the greek supreme court seems to agree with them at one point or two in the finance ministry to rehire them only to have that will an awful turn but
it's not over yet as these women are prepared to go back to court the september. some experts claim that even if these women manage to get their jobs back they will never enjoy the same salaries or benefits as they did before but at this point the only thing these women care about is reclaiming their rights even if that means spending more months protesting marina costs of our reporting from athens for artsy . recapping the hour's top story eight palestinians killed in gaza just hours after a three day truce between israel and hamas had come into force details from artie's paulse leader well we have heard from the united nations and the united states and unconditional seventy two hour cease fire that goes into effect on friday morning. now israel says it will add here to this temporary truce but at the same time it will continue to locate and destroy what it calls terror tunnels inside gaza islamic jihad and a massive also said that they will adhere to the streets but as long as israel
keeps its fair share of the bargain the temporary pause in fighting a certainly not the first we've witnessed in the past week but it is an opportunity for much needed urgent humanitarian relief to be brought into gaza it is a chance for residents there to stockpile on food for them to bury their dead for them to take care of the injured and at the same time for repairs to take place on the infrastructure of water and energy this comes to a resumption of talks that is slated to take place later on friday in cairo the united states and egypt will be mediating these talks between israel and hamas the latest information we have is that the talks will be in direct no word as of yet when they likely to start now all of this comes as violence between the two sides continued right up until the last moment we are hearing from palestinian sources that fourteen members of one family were killed in an israeli strike
a match was announced friday a day of rage and israeli police are on high alert in the palestinian territories and also in jerusalem but certainly this temporary truce is urgent we have heard from the united nations that one child is dying every hour in gaza that a quarter of gazans are displaced and have sought shelter in the united nations schools and hospitals and other such places still to come our documentary attack of the dead may stay with us. a closed little world that a lot of people in the mainstream media must live in they seem shocked and appalled at the fact that around forty percent of the weapons supplied to afghanistan have gone missing let's ignore the fact that while americans are going broke the u.s.
must rebuild the afghan military and think for just a second what would happen if you set a lot of weapons into a country in dire economic suffering i'm sure you've heard reports that say that afghan farmers could only make a living off of poppy crops because they just have no other resort so if you throw a bunch of guns and ammo into the hands of people who have the career choices of poppies or starvation yeah that someone might be willing to sell some bullets to get by also we shouldn't forget that every government on earth has people in it working for their old self interests or others interests it is totally naive to think that every person involved in the process of transferring weapons will be loyal to the afghan government which seems to have been put in place by a certain hyper power who remain nameless in short if you find this story shocking then you really need to get off the couch and see how the world really works but that's just my opinion. says the media leave us so we leave the. oceans secure the. party
isn't the. issue is that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from. politicking. nine hundred fifteen. this is simon easton crushes more terrifying than i could have imagined. weeks of traveling i finally made it to the eastern front where pitched battles seem an almost daily occurrence for months now the russian army has been pushed back by the german and austrian garion forces but they make them work
for every inch the finds he is fierce noise deafening and the bravery of the soldiers difficult to have a state. that's for myself i'm already taking pictures i never thought possible. i just need to make sure i don't run out of slides and i keep my head down. pat. on a hot summer's day and. it's time to bring the past to life. to commemorate the scent of the beginning of one huge battle re-enactment is about to take place. hundreds of people from all over europe have come to recreate some of